SATURDAY, MARCH 24 | 10 A.M.
MARKETPLACE PARK - SANTA CLARITA
On Saturday, March 24, the kids and families of March for Our Lives will take to the streets of Santa Clarita Valley to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.
On March 24, the collective voices of the March for Our Lives movement will be heard.
The theme of the Santa Clarita Valley event is Demand Safe Schools. When we work together as a united, nonpartisan force in a common quest to engender safety in our schools, we will be unstoppable. The Santa Clarita Valley March for Our Lives team is determined to provide a platform that allows our community to form their own demands about how to keep our schools safe and voice those demands as a united group.
MARCH 24, 2018
10 A.M. - 1 P.M.
CITY OF SANTA CLARITA
23811 Newhall Ranch Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91354
10 - 10:15 A.M.
MEMORIAL SERVICE IN HONOR OF THE CHILDREN KILLED BY GUN VIOLENCE IN THE UNITED STATES
10:15 - 11 A.M.
RALLY - A DIVERSE GROUP OF STUDENT GUEST SPEAKERS,
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, FAITH LEADERS & ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES/CANDIDATES
11 - 12:30 P.M.
MARCH FOR OUR LIVES ALONG NEWHALL RANCH ROAD
WE WILL HAVE VARIOUS ROUTES TO ACCOMMODATE ALL GUESTS
12:30 - 1 P.M.
CLOSING REMARKS / CALL TO ACTION
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PARKING INFORMATION /
We will meet at Marketplace Park - City of Santa Clarita on 23811 Newhall Ranch Road. (Newhall Ranch Road and Grandview Drive) Parking is available at five locations: Real Life Church parking lot, Bridgeport Park, Bridgeport Elementary School, Grandview Drive, and Hillsborough Parkway. Lyft is generously offering free rides to those attending March for Our Lives rallies across the country. Vist www.lyft.com/MFOL
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY #DEMANDSAFESCHOOLS CAMPAIGN /
The students of the Santa Clarita Valley have started a campaign called Demand Safe Schools. On March 14, banners were provided to the local schools where students wrote their own "I Demand" messages. These banners will be on display during our March 24 event. Please join this movement by writing down and posting your own picture of what you demand from our politicians. Post it on social media using the hashtag
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS /
WHO SHOULD COME TO THIS EVENT?
Everyone is welcome - community members, students, teachers, and supporters. This is a family-friendly event, and the more people who come together to show how strongly we feel about this issue, the better our voices will be heard.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I GET TO MARKETPLACE PARK - SANTA CLARITA?
Plan to arrive between 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a memorial followed by a rally. Students and prominent leaders will speak followed by a march.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE MARCH?
Protest signs, banners, costumes, puppets, flags, decorated umbrellas, anything that helps communicate your message. Hold it high for all to see. REMEMBER THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Orange is the color of solidarity in the fight against gun violence in America. We are asking that our participants wear orange or any outfit that represents the school they are representing. For example, Hart High School students would wear their Hart High School spirit wear. We want to show the community that we are uniting as one group for one common cause.
WHICH HASHTAGS SHOULD I USE WHEN I SHARE THIS EVENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
#NeverAgain #MarchForOurLives #DemandSafeSchools #MarchForOurLivesSCV
WHERE ARE WE MARCHING?
The march will begin at Marketplace Park at the conclusion of the rally. We anticipate the start time to be approximately 11 a.m. We have 3 routes planned in order to accommodate all attendees. (short route .5 miles / medium route 1.5 miles / long route 2.5 miles). All of the routes will conclude at Marketplace Park. We will march along the Newhall Ranch Road sidewalk/bike path between McBean Parkway and Bouquet Canyon Road.
WHAT ARE THE MARCHING RULES / LAWS?
According to City of Santa Clarita Mayor Weste, "It is imperative that the participants stay respectful of their surroundings and limit their gathering to the sidewalks only. Participants are not allowed to participate in the street or impede traffic and/or pedestrians in any way due to public safety." We will have volunteers and security to monitor attendees safety. The ACLU states, "if marchers stay on the sidewalks and obey traffic and pedestrian signals, their activity is constitutionally protected even without a permit." (Our permit is only for Marketplace Park) Marchers may be required to allow enough space on the sidewalk for normal pedestrian traffic and may not maliciously obstruct or detain passers-by."
WILL THERE BE FOOD FOR SALE?
Yes! We currently have 7 food trucks confirmed to attend this event.
HOW CAN I HELP?
We are looking for volunteers before the event, during the event, and after the event. If you are interested in helping volunteer please fill out the following form. We are also accepting donations at
I WOULD LIKE TO INTERVIEW THE STUDENTS - HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH?
If you have an interview or media request, please email
I AM A STUDENT - CAN I SPEAK?
We would love to hear from you! Please contact
HOW CAN I DONATE? WHAT ARE THE FUNDS FOR?
We are inspired by our community's support and anticipate a large turnout for this event. We are depending on donors' support to make this student lead event successful. Every contribution, no matter how small or large, makes a difference.We are official "sibling march" hosts. All donations will be spent on organizational costs for the Santa Clarita Valley - March For Our Lives, which will take place on March 24. The funds will be spent on city permits, security, signage, accessibility requirements (chair rentals, tents, etc.), and any other costs not donated by the community. Visit our donation link at
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